Aug 31

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the “Early Experts” study program, IT Professionals can easily extend their professional knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on a flexible schedule as time permits.
In this article, get started down your path as an “Early Expert” on Windows Server 2012 R2!

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Aug 30

It’s Friday, before a 3 day weekend…what better way to spend 3 minutes giggling at another. Here are the flubs, mistakes, bloopers and cutting room floor content from our VMworld videos.

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Aug 30

This informative resource explores the best practices of those who have efficiently deployed VM and VDI storage and provides insight into the failures of those who haven’t. Discover how a commitment to virtualization has enabled many of today’s organizations to optimize configuration and implementation of their virtualization strategies. Published by: Nexsan

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Aug 29

What GreenPages was looking for in a hybrid cloud was the ability to easily move workloads and view all clouds within a single management pane. vCloud Hybrid Service provided the ability to extend GreenPages private cloud out and utilize it for a secondary site.

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Aug 29

One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes. This revolution enables testing to commence at a much earlier stage and allows multiple projects to be tested in parallel. Not only does this reduce the time taken to complete projects, it also significantly improves both their quality and reliability.
The government agency has over 1000 employees spread across multiple offices throughout New Zealand.

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Aug 29

Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles. Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld, and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Microsoft’s similar solutions (Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012.)

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Aug 29

To keep pace in the changing IT landscape, virtualization and high-traffic cloud environments are a must. This brief video highlights Dell networking s5000 and explains how it can transform your networking landscape. Published by: Dell, Inc.

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Aug 28

With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements.
VMware made a series of announcements today that set the stage for many others. Not surprisingly, these involved SDDC, SDN, SDS, vSphere 5.5 and other management tool enhancements, or the other SDM (Software Defined Management).
Note that while these were announced today, some will be in public beta soon and general availability over the next few months or quarters (learn more here including pricing and availability). More on these and other enhancements in future posts. However for now check out what Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) of VMware has to say over at his Yellowbook site here, here and here

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Aug 27

I wrap it up from my day trip to San Francisco for VMworld2013. Special thanks to Frank Strobel, Charlie Cano, Nathan Pearce, Simon Hamilton-Wilkes along with cinematographers Christine and Olivia.

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Aug 27

I meet with Simon Hamilton-Wilkes, F5 Principal Solution Engineer about vCenter Orchestrator and how F5 integrates with it. Ease, automation and accuracy.

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